April 7, 2011

The Member of Parliament foir Bantama, Cecilia Abena Dapaah, has welcomed the decision by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to conduct fresh investigation to unravel the killers of the Ya-Na, Yakubu Andani II.

She said it is a great challenge that the IGP has taken upon himself and the entire country awaits the out come of the investigation.

The IGP, Paul Tawiah Quaye has stated that the move is to establish whether there were lapses in previous investigations and what additional evidence could be obtained to nail those who are alleged to have murdered the Ya Na.

“We will look for pieces of evidence that should have been collected but were overlooked or certain witnesses who should have been called but were not, as well as other areas that should have been covered in order to do a thorough job,” he declared.

The IGP said, “If there is the need for forensic investigations, it will be done, but first of all the police need to know what went wrong with the investigations.”

An Accra Fat Track High Court last week aquitted and discharhged 14 persons suspected to have been the killers of the Ya-Na, a development that sparked anger among the Andanis in across the country particularly in Yendi

Speaking on Net 2 TV on Thursday 7th April 2011, the Member of Parliament for Bantama, Cecilia Dapaah who sounded skeptical about the new investigations to be carried out wondered what new findings would be found out at the end of the exercise.

‘’ i dont believe anything new or persons are going to be found out, is it the case that the police earlier did not do a good job and sent the wrong persons to court’’she asked?

She however added that she hoped the announcement by the IGP is not just meant to a move to only calm tempers of aggrieved Andani/NDC youth who feel let down by the ruling government.

Story by: Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh